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Home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by the legendary Vincent Van Gogh, the eponymous museum transports visitors on a fascinating journey through the life of the artist.Friday, 31 May 2019

Home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by the legendary Vincent Van Gogh, the eponymous museum transports visitors on a fascinating journey through the life of the artist, while also introducing the life and work of his contemporaries. The museum introduces the complete story: the artist, the context, Van Gogh’s personal ambitions, his emotions, the myths that surround him and his influence right until this very day. The Van Gogh Museum’s collection includes world-famous paintings such as Sunflowers, Almond Blossom and The Potato Eaters. The permanent collection is open to visitors all year round, and the museum also organises three temporary exhibitions every year.

This coming summer, for example, Sunflowers will take centre stage in the exhibition Van Gogh and the Sunflowers. On display from 21 June to 1 September 2019, this exhibition introduces the recent research into the painting and the conservation treatment carried out on the work.

The Van Gogh Museum has conducted extensive research on Sunflowers in recent years. The aim was to ascertain which materials Van Gogh used, what the condition of the painting is and whether restoration is required and possible. One of the conclusions of the latest round of research is that the painting is stable, but fragile. This iconic painting will therefore remain in Amsterdam, available for all of the museum’s visitors to see every day of the year.

Van Gogh and the Sunflowers allows visitors to discover how important sunflowers were as an inspiration for Van Gogh and learn the answers to pressing questions such as how we can best preserve this painting so that it can be enjoyed by generations to come. It not only shows the painting through the eyes of the artist, but also through the eyes of researchers and restorers.

Visitors can discover more about Van Gogh and his contemporaries with the multimedia guide, available in 11 languages. The museum’s collection is also available online — Facebook and Instagram take viewers on a virtual journey through Van Gogh’s life and work. Tickets for the museum are available online and should be booked in advance.

 

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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, through the eyes of the artist, the researchers and restorers in the Van Gogh and the Sunflowers exhibition

 

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